President / Senior Consultant
Tom Heding serves as President of Meitler.
Tom brings a depth of spiritual background and educational experience. He was a Catholic school teacher and principal, and Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Bernardino for 27 years. He served as Accreditation Commissioner with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the Western Catholic Educational Association. With Meitler, Tom has conducted Catholic school projects in 60 dioceses and 200 Catholic high schools and directed 39 new school studies. He has presented nationally on the topics of strategic planning, school facility planning, spiritual development programs for school staff, and crisis management with the NCEA and the Conference for Catholic Facility Management.
“Strategic planning is worthless — unless first there is a strategic vision.”
– John Naisbitt